Resilience Dialogues – January 14, 2022Jenny Abercrombie
Resilience involves the ability to handle stress, bounce back, and move forward in life. The challenges of the last year highlight the need for individual, organizational, and collective resilience. We’ve learned a lot about how to build resilience and improve your ability to deal with all kinds of stress. These dialogues are open forums to explore resilience, all the things that cause stress in our lives, relationships, and more. Please join us for these monthly interactive sessions where everyone, including family members, is welcome. They will be held the second Friday of the month at 9am Pacific Time.
Gregg MacDonald MSN, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, EMT-P
- Paramedic/Firefighter in Maryland and Pennsylvania since 1980
- M.S. in Emergency Health Services from UMBC 1990
- Registered Nurse 2018, Became allergic to snow and moved to Florida
- 10 years as a Certified Emergency Nurse at a large ED which was a comprehensive stroke center and cardiac center.
- Member of the FL-2 DMAT and SMRT-6 disaster team
- Previously EMS faculty for two colleges
- M.S. in nursing in 2018, as a family nurse practitioner
- Worked in the county jail as a nurse practitioner, now as a Neuro-Hospitalist for the last 4 year for a large hospital system in Fort Myers.
- Gregg is a Paramedic that accidentally became a nurse practitioner. He has two children and 3 grandchildren in Pennsylvania. Gregg’s wife is a psychiatric nurse advanced practice nurse who encouraged him to become a Clinical Hypnotherapist to help expand his clinical skills. His focus will be on the well-being of first responders, especially those that have been impacted by COVID.
Mike has worked in emergency services since 1974. He has a deep interest in stress management, resilience, and the science of how to make things better. He serves as the Improvement Guide for FirstWatch and teaches improvement science in the graduate programs at UCSF and UMBC. He’s the co-author of Super Charge Your Stress Management in the Age of COVID-19.
Kevin holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Positive Psychology and trauma in early childhood development. He has decades of experience in leadership development and resilience training. He co-leads the ResilientFirst program for FirstWatch.
Webinar Date: January 14 | 9am – 10am PT